Post Tagged with: "Chinatown"

(Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Bigbelly Garbage Cans Bring New Trouble to Chinatown

Environment, Manhattan December 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm

The recent installation of high-tech Bigbelly trash cans in Chinatown might be worsening the sanitation problem, say residents and street cleaners interviewed by World Journal.

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

‘The Inscrutable Chinese’ on Display

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Video November 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

SinoVision English Channel speaks to Homer Shew, the artist behind “The Inscrutable Chinese,” an exhibit that features paintings of Chinese-American faces and explores themes of immigration and representation.

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

A Conversation with Yuh-Line Niou

Asian, Government, Health, Manhattan, Video November 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the state Assembly, speaks to CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” about her first year in office. The episode also covers Korean-American reaction to North Korea, and smoking in the Asian community.

Artist Dingding Hu beside her mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Hu)

New Mural Brightens up Chinatown Kiosk

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 11:50 am

World Journal profiles the Chinese illustrator behind a new mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown that depicts the culture of the neighborhood.

Eddie Chiu at left (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Mourns the Passing of a Controversial Lion

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics October 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Eddie Chiu’s death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

SinoVision English Channel pays a visit to Popular Jewelry, a family-run business in Chinatown that attracts a celebrity clientele.

Around 100 people turned out on Danny Chen Way, on a stretch of Elizabeth Street, to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the soldier’s death.

Chinese Community Commemorates Danny Chen

East Asian, Manhattan October 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm

On the sixth anniversary of the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, many gathered on a stretch of road named after the soldier to remember the Chinatown native, reports World Journal.

New Beef King at 89 Bayard St. is closing shop after 35 years. (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

No More Hong Kong-Style Jerky?

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Once their last batch of Hong Kong-style jerky has been sold, the couple running New Beef King will close the Chinatown store after 35 years, reports World Journal.

The Statue of Confucius Speaks

The Statue of Confucius Speaks

East Asian, Manhattan, Video September 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The Talking Statues art project gives a voice to statues like Confucius in Chinatown. SinoVision English Channel speaks to the man behind the voice, Chinatown native Geoff Lee.

Jean Lau Chin presented "New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II)" at a book signing event in Chinatown. (Photo via World Journal)

Book Presents Oral History of Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan September 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

In her book “New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II),” Professor Jean Lau Chin gathered the stories of an earlier generation of Chinese immigrants, including those of “paper sons,” reports World Journal.

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

A statue of Confucius in front of the Confucius Plaza Apartments in Chinatown (Photo by Doug Kerr, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Can Confucius Survive the Toppling Statue Movement?

East Asian, Opinion August 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm

An op-ed in Sing Tao Daily uses the examples of the Confucius and Lin Zexu statues in Chinatown to comment on how at one point, taking down statues “without boundaries may sound meaningless and even laughable” but these are not normal times.

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.

Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.

Elaine Chao in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Elaine Chao Visits Chinatown, Promising Equal Opportunity to Asian Community

East Asian, Government, Manhattan May 31, 2017 at 10:17 am

During a visit to Chinatown, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao spoke with the local Chinese media and addressed Park Row – a vital road in the neighborhood – and discrimination facing Asians.